Singaporean man found dead in Riau Islands waters: Report

SINGAPORE: Indonesian police are investigating the death of a Singaporean man whose body was discovered in the Karimun Anak waters near the Riau Islands on Friday (Dec 23), according to a Jakarta Post report on Saturday. 

According to the Post, the man’s body was found in black trousers, a white shirt with “PSA Marine” written on it and boots. He was also found with an identification card giving his name as Ilzam bin Odit and birth date as Sep 8, 1963. His identification card stated that he lived in Sengkang. 

Karimun Police water police unit head First Inspector Sahata Sitorus was quoted by the Post as saying that the body, which was found by local fishermen, had been transferred to the Muhammad Sani General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. He also estimated that the body had floated in the sea for around two days.

“We have yet to identify the cause of the death and why the body was floating in the Karimun Anak water,” Sahata reportedly told the Post on Saturday.

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